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  • CoalPhoto of Fossil Fuels Throughout Human History

    Fossil Fuels Throughout Human History

    Throughout human history, fossil fuels have played a critical role in satisfying the energy needs of global civilizations.

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  • AlternativesPhoto of Break Down of Alternative Fuels

    Break Down of Alternative Fuels

    In 2018, U.S. petroleum (36 percent), natural gas (31 percent), and coal (13 percent) accounted for more than three-quarters of total energy consumption. Renewable energy, mostly, and nuclear electric power make up the remaining sources of energy consumption (EIA, 2019). Renewable energy is from limited, naturally replenishing sources. They are “virtually inexhaustible” over a long period, however, the per-unit available…

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